Monday, March 28, 2016

Dolphin Birthday Card {03.28.2016}

Today's card was one I did for my Mom's birthday, and realized recently that I hadn't posted it yet. So, here it is:

I made a box card, and decorated all the sides and flaps with ocean critters and seaside images. My mom LOVES dolphins, so the dolphin is front and center! Here is a closeup of the dolphin:
I used several Lawn Fawn stamp sets for this card, including Critters in the Sea, Life is Good, and Fintastic Friends. I used a lot of Sparkle N Sprinkle glitters too, including Blue Jewel, Bubble Gum, Fascination, Easy Green, and Evening Glow. I also used Sparkle N Sprinkle's Sparkling Sands Sparkle N Soft, and Pearl Mesh Small pearls. 
I adhered glitter using Sparkle N Sprinkle's 2-1/2" Double-sided Tear-ific Tape, by adhering the tape over cardstock or patterned paper, removing the release paper on the top, and pressing glitter into the tape with my finger tool. I cut the glitter paper to the shape and size I needed. It made a beautiful background!
I did the same as above for the sand on the bottom panels of the box card. I used Sparkling Sands Sparkle N Soft, and pressed in some pearls and colored stamped images. 
On the flaps, I added glitter as the ocean for the background, and more Lawn Fawn images on top of those. Here are some shots of the flaps.
And another one.
This card is hard to photograph and show the whole thing, but here is a shot to help show the dimension of the top portion and all the little images poking up.
 Here is another angle of the top.

And, I made an envelope for the card using my envelope maker and some patterned paper, and used more glitters over die cut cardstock letters. 
This card was so much prettier in real life, these photos do not show it justice! I know Mom loved it, and I hope you enjoyed it too.

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 



  1. Fabulous! Love all the little fish and the sparkly dolphin. I'm sure she loved this gorgeous card.

  2. Adorable dolphin birthday card! This colorful DIY card stole my heart. My daughter’s birthday is coming next week and we will be celebrating this day at her favorite party venues. Will use some DIY ideas for decorations.